Exxon sues EU in move to block new windfall tax on oil companies

Exxon sues EU in move to block new windfall tax on oil companies

Dec 29 (Reuters) – U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is suing the European Union in a bid to force it to scrap the bloc’s new windfall tax on oil groups, arguing Brussels exceeded its legal authority by imposing the levy. Record profits this year by oil companies benefiting from high energy prices have … Read more

Storm cuts U.S. oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Storm cuts U.S. oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Frigid cold and blowing winds on Friday knocked out power and cut energy production across the United States, driving up heating and electricity prices as people prepared for holiday celebrations. Winter Storm Elliott brought sub-freezing temperatures and extreme weather alerts to about two-thirds of the United States, with cold and snow … Read more

German car giants and Asian battery kings: a match made in Hungary

German car giants and Asian battery kings: a match made in Hungary

German, Chinese and S.Koreans head to Hungary They dominate auto investment and subsidies Orban’s Hungary keen to court foreign business BERLIN/BUDAPEST, Dec 13 (Reuters) – German automakers and Asian battery suppliers are getting together in Hungary in a multi-billion-dollar marriage of convenience to drive their electric ambitions. The companies are flocking to central Europe, where … Read more

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive U.S. oil spill

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up massive U.S. oil spill

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 10 (Reuters) – Residents near the site of the worst U.S. oil pipeline leak in a decade took the commotion and smell in stride as cleanup crews labored in near-freezing temperatures, and investigators searched for clues to what caused the spill. A heavy odor of oil hung in the air as tractor … Read more

Investigators, cleanup crews begin scouring oil pipeline spill in Kansas

Investigators, cleanup crews begin scouring oil pipeline spill in Kansas

WASHINGTON, Kansas, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Emergency crews on Friday were preparing to labor through the weekend to clean up the largest U.S. crude oil spill in nearly a decade, with workers descending on this farming community from as far away as Mississippi. A heavy odor of oil hung in the air, according to a … Read more

TC Energy shuts Keystone pipeline after oil spill into Kansas creek

TC Energy shuts Keystone pipeline after oil spill into Kansas creek

Dec 8 (Reuters) – Canada’s TC Energy on Thursday said it had shut its Keystone pipeline, crimping the flow of Canadian oil to U.S. refineries after a spill into a Kansas creek, and it was unclear how long the closure would last. The size and cause of the leak, which occurred about 20 miles south … Read more

S&P 500 snaps losing streak on jobless claims rise

S&P 500 snaps losing streak on jobless claims rise

Weekly jobless claims rise in line with estimates Moderna, Pfizer up as FDA authorizes updated COVID boosters Exxon climbs after boosting buyback program Dec 8 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) closed higher on Thursday, snapping a five-session losing streak, as investors pushed the index higher after interpreting data showing a rise in weekly jobless … Read more

Oil giant BP finds new home for London headquarters

Oil giant BP finds new home for London headquarters

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – British energy giant BP (BP.L) will move its headquarters in central London to a new location in 2024 after agreeing to lease new grounds not far from Trafalgar Square, the company said on Friday. BP sold its 1 St. James’s Square headquarter in late 2020 for 250 million pounds as … Read more

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Qatar seals 27-year LNG deal with China as competition heats up

Talks with other Chinese, European buyers ongoing -Kaabi Says buyers may take up to a 5% stake in expansion Says deal signals importance of secure long-term supply DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – QatarEnergy has signed a 27-year deal to supply China’s Sinopec with liquefied natural gas in the longest such LNG agreement to date as … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not immediately clear, and came concurrent with an explosion in a village in eastern Poland … Read more